Tim Gajser made a long awaited returned to the top step of the podium today as he took the overall in Uddevalla at the MXGP of Sweden.

Gajser, who hasn’t taken an overall win since the Mexican GP earlier this season, took a first and second today securing him the win. Gajser took a comfortable win in the first race but the Slovenian had his work cut out in the second. Febvre led and Herlings put some early pressure on Gajser to take second. Gajser remained focused on a track that was difficult to pass and bought the CRF450RW home in second place, which was enough to give him the overall.

Bobryshev took the holeshot and an eighth-place finish in the first race, which is his second holeshot this year. The second race was a little more challenging for the Russian, not able to repeat the holeshot he found himself in the pack and a small collision with Cairoli sent him down. He managed to pull back to tenth for eighth overall.

The FIM World motocross championship now takes a one week break before we head into the final flurry of races of the season. The first of these will be stateside at a new track; WW motocross park, Jacksonville.

Tim Gajser 243

It is good to be back on the top step after quite a long time! We have been working so hard for this, we have had some bad weekends and some bad races but we are now getting better and better. I am grateful for everything my team have done and I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone around me. My goal for the end of the season is now to do try and win some more GP’s to finish the season strong. I knew in the second race that if I got second I would take the overall. I made a small mistake at the beginning of the race and then Jeffrey passed me for second. Then, he had a problem with his bike which allowed me to get back into second and catch Romain. It was tough to pass him so the last couple of laps I stepped back a little bit as I knew I had done enough to take the win.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

The first race went really good for me, I got the holeshot which I was really pleased with. I ended up in fourth and was controlling the race comfortably from there but in the last lap it rained and I had used all my tear-offs so had to take off my goggles off. My vision was bad so I went off the track and got stuck in the mud! Second race was worse, I didn’t have a good start but then I had a little collision with Cairoli and then went down. I managed to come back to tenth place. I can take some positives from this weekend so that is good, I had the speed but it doesn’t seem to be coming together for me at the moment but I am trying to push myself.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

We are happy to be back on the top step once again. Quite an achievement for Tim on what was a very technical and difficult track which caused many riders to make small mistakes. It was a really consistent performance from Tim for him to take the overall win. We have seen the improvement from him over the past few weeks and once again we have achieved another step forward. We will now look to keep this going into the US GP. Bobby was a victim of a few mistakes today. in the first race, he was comfortably in fourth until the rain came and his goggles became filled in. This forced him to use all remaining tear offs causing his vision to be restricted. As a result, he went off the track and lost time. In race two, he had a good start with Tim and was running well until he tangled with Cairoli. This caused him to drop down the field to 14th and made an eventual recovery to 10th place.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 16   Sweden

Race 1

Sunny/Cloudy/Rain
Humidity
88%
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Hard Packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:57.413
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +9.286
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +12.301
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +17.530
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +19.141
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +20.596
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +22.919
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +25.946
9 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.326
10 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 11 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +29.405
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +38.198
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 9 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +41.363
13 Anstie Max 99 GBR 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +57.551
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 7 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:12.574
15 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 6 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:16.282
16 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 5 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:19.108
17 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:23.556
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 3 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:24.785
19 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE 2 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:38.075
20 Larsen Nikolaj 249 DEN 1 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:54.884
MXGP 2017
Race Round 16   Sweden

Race 2

Cloudy
Humidity
88%
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Hard Packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 35:40.541
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +4.402
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +13.010
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +16.251
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +18.148
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +21.519
7 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +35.840
8 Anstie Max 99 GBR 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +38.986
9 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +40.499
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +44.403
11 Leok Tanel 7 EST 10 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +45.500
12 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 9 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +46.602
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +48.925
14 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 7 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +52.420
15 Nagl Max 12 GER 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:12.513
16 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:14.281
17 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE 4 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:30.884
18 Larsen Nikolaj 249 DEN 3 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:45.554
19 Irt Jernej 49 SLO 2 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +1:56.325
20 Kouwenberg Nick 824 NDL 1 Wildcard Rider Yamaha - 1 lap
Location Information

Äsperödsvägen 81, 451 34 Uddevalla, Sweden - View in Google Maps